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Scotland, United...
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new laws

Just been reading about new legislation coming in to all let properties in Turkey.all properties hotels, apartments,even campsites are required by law to register to a government site and give details of everyone staying on a daily basis.

Even not registering will result in a fine if you occupy rooms.

People from abroad letting out property are involved.

Information not passed on will result in closure.

Could be a worry if say you rented an apartment in the resort and the owner wasn't complying you could end up in the street if you book direct.

Cambridge, United...
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12 reviews
1. Re: new laws

Fines will be for the owners, so not likely to affect visitors.

Midlothian, United...
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2. Re: new laws

But it could affect visitors if, say for instance, the owner of the property had fallen foul of the law and they turn up to find the apartment has been closed? Stick to renting through a legitimate company and it should be fine, I would think.

Hampton, United...
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3. Re: new laws

This was in force last year that is why the apartments and hotels take your passports when you arrive to register with local government

Derby, United...
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4. Re: new laws

This has always been the case for hotels and apartments but is now being tightened up as a measure to prevent terrorism - apparently. Therefore this rule is being enforced on private individuals now - anyone that owns an apartment or villa has to register as a company and inform the authorities who is staying there at all times with copies of passports handed to local police. The thinking behind it is that would be terrorists can stay under the radar if staying in a private apartment as opposed to a hotel where they will have to show passport on check in. The running costs for an individual setting up a private company are around 3000 ytl per month and the fines for not complying are huge along with charges of aiding terrorism so apartment owners are basically being forced to stop renting out anyone with any sense would not take the risk of not registering but it is not in any way cost effect so as we speak bookings are being cancelled and properties withdrawn from renting and obviously many being put up for sale. Just exactly what the tourism industry in Turkey needs right now. Today I have to horrible task of cancelling my bookings for this summer - I have no choice. Tourists staying in hotels or apartments through a tour operator do not need to worry and those staying in a private apartment will know if everything is being done properly as they will be asked for passport photocopy. Tourism slowly being killed off - this is only the start of it.

Hebden Bridge...
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5. Re: new laws

Take a look at this comprehensive set of FAQs regarding Short Term Rentals in Turkey.


Scotland, United...
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6. Re: new laws

Registering in Turkey is the same as any other country.this is a new law coming in after June.the owner of any property has to register the occupant on a DAILY basis.

If you don't register and occupy rooms you get fined over 10000 lira don't know what happens after that

If you register and don't keep up to date fined 5000 lira 30 days to pay or Shut down.

Regards private villas, apartments​ they are working on that.

Just pointing out those booking direct on their own will have to hope the owner in complying.

This new law was put together January this year.

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